Sunday, February 28, 2016

Young Women Service Activity II

As I racked my brain to come up with a service project that our young women could do, I decided that we should make a quilt. Not just any quilt, but a quilt that would show our love to someone special. The quilt would go to our beloved neighbor who recently found out she has cancer. We wanted her to know how much we love her although we cannot visit her at this time because of immune issues.

Now I don't do quilts:) It is actually easier than it sounds. I went out and bought coordinating fabrics and fabric paint. I cute each square out in 8''x8''. I cut everyone a piece of freezer paper to iron the quilt square on (this prevents slipping and aids when writing on fabric).The girls and leaders went to work. We all took a square, ironed the shiny side of the freezer paper to the back of the fabric. Choosing a color of fabric paint we wrote our sentiments.

Laying the fabric out, the girls came up with how they wanted the quilt laid out and pinned it. Each square gets sewn together and then we will tie it to a super soft blanket as the back of the quilt.

Our hope is that every time she wraps up in the blanket and is not feeling well, she will remember and know how much she means to all of us.